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The Pig Bean Man Άγιος Νικολάος Κρήτη (Aghios Nikolaos, Crete)

28-10-2006 · Comments (22)
Categories: Crete  Fuji Pro 400H  Holga  

OK this guy is Michalis. I stopped to take a photo of his car which was covered in sacks of what I call pig beans. They are in fact the carob beans. From which the term carat for measuring diamond weight gets it's name. From what I have been told it is because of the consistent uniform size of the bean it was used. Anyway, Michalis wanted me to take his photo...this photo. Several days later I stopped to give him a program for the exhibition and he invited me to stop for coffee in his yard. We communicated in that universal way that people do who don't speak the same language......lots of smiles. I found out he was 50 un-married, no children. I asked him why he wasn't married....he said it was because he was too short...removed his hat and said it was also because he was bald> Call me soft but I could have wept. Anyway, 3 days later he turned up at the exhibition....all scrubbed up.....probably the most special visitor by far! Moments like this restore my faith in human nature and are the reason I keep returning to Crete.

Hey guys, dont forget to check out toy polloy it's going to be a blast. If you are into plastic and can be there....then be there! November 17th in Lexington, Kentucky.

Listening to: "Comin' Back To Me" (Surrealistic Pillow) - Jefferson Airplane

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